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A private hire operator may only use drivers and vehicles that are licensed by the same authority.
If you want to operate a vehicle as a private hire vehicle, that is, to invite or accept bookings for the vehicle in the course of business, this requires an operator's licence.
It is an offence to operate a private hire vehicle without this licence.
When you attend your appointment, you must bring the following:
All new applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the Taxi Licensing Policy.
The applicant would have to request and state case as to why they required a one-year driver or operator licence as the authority cannot issue them under general circumstances. This option is available to all of the trade and prices for these licences can be found on the fees page.
The Taxi Licensing Policy is due for review; however, this has been delayed until the outcome of the recently published Government Consultation into Statutory Guidance for Taxi Licensing is known.
In order to renew your operator's licence, you will need to contact us to arrange an appointment to submit your renewal application.
You will need to bring the following documents with you to your appointment:
Please note: any operator licences that are not renewed before the expiry of the former licence will be treated as a new application.
Current licensed private hire operators, as of 15 June 2020:
|Licence Number||Name of Operator||Telephone Number|
|OP001||LM Travel||01744 340343|
|OP005||Premier Travel||01744 575264|
|OP007||David Ashton Travel||01744 27216|
|OP008||C & R Travel||01744 608844|
|OP013||J.A.G. Travel||01744 606967|
|OP014||Travel Co.||01744 608671|
|OP015||Critchleys Cars||01744 819999|
|OP016||Uber||'Tap the App'|
|OP020||CJ's Travel||01942 712222|
|OP021||Turner Travel||01744 607681|
|OP022||Cable Cars||01744 609060|
|OP023||P R Travel||01925 299000|
|OP024||M Bourne Cars||01925 221155|
|OP025||Britannia Cars||01744 20022|
|OP026||Saints Cars||01744 26995|
|OP027||Latham's Ace Travel||01744 363449|
|OP184||One Stop Travel||01744 606606|
|OP030||J K Travel||01744 614004|
|OP034||A To B Delta||01744 451451|
|OP040||Delta Merseyside Ltd||'Tap the App'|
|OP041||Dave's Executive Mini Bus||01925 226446|
|OP058||Galaxy Travel||01744 361897|
|OP062||DJ Airport Travel||01744 601219|
|OP063||Prestige Travel||01744 361168|
|OP077||Point 2 Point Executive Travel||01744 22952|
|OP080||Lingholme Travel||01744 607835|
|OP081||G.O. Travel||01744 24881|
|OP125||I.C.S Minitravel||01744 820703|
|OP132||C Bird's Travel & Airport Transfers||01744 302484|
|OP140||Transfare Travel||0151 3451486|
|OP141||OLA||'Tap the App'|
|OP145||Clear Executive Travel||01925 321666|
|OP156||Roberts Travel||01744 615784|
|OP160||SJL Travel||01744 302426|
|OP166||Gemini Travel||01744 334865|
|OP172||Ellisons Travel Services||0800 917 4917|
|OP174||Alf's Cars||01744 605384|
|OP175||Billinge Mini Travel||01744 894533|
|OP177||Air-Link||'Tap the App'|
|OP179||BW Airport Travel||01942 727370|
|OP182||St Helens Private Hire||01744 389286|
|OP188||Hudsons Travel||01925 967957|